[Sydney] Messina, Aqua S, N2 Extreme Gelato, Good Times Artisan Ice Cream, Chanoma, Cow & The Moon, Zero Degrees… Sydney has no lack of instagrammable gelato and soft serves. But this takes the cake.
Flower gelato. FLOWER gelato.
I Creamy closed its original Bondi outlet and has reopened within Sydney’s CBD at Skyview Plaza, also finding its way to many instagrammer’s feed.
There are at least 24 flavours of gelato available out of the 96 rotating, all made in store everyday, from Black Sesame, Blueberry Cheesecake, Caramel Choc Chip, Durian Coconut Crunchy, French Vanilla, Strawberry Panna Cotta, and Young Coconut.
The chef is Thai Ben Chitmitrechareon, who studied at Carpigiani Gelato University where he was taught by Gelato Messina master Nick Palumbo. (Trust the Thais to come out with creative desserts.) Therefore, you would find a row of Thai girls making your flower gelato at the store.
Petal by petal.
For AUD$8.90, you can choose to have 3 flavours, and decide what goes to the inner layer, what goes out. They would take some time. I waited about 20 – 25 minutes for mine.
Some issues. Not all flavours can be made into flowers. Many are sold out early. The server told me “Rainbow cannot”, “Young Coconut cannot”, then I saw another customer had Young Coconut Gelato made into a flower.
Life is not always fair, yah.
I had a Thai Milk Tea, Green Tea and Lemon Lime. Also because I didn’t have many choices left. Thai Milk Tea was great – milky and not too sweet. Lemon Lime gave an extra ‘zing’ on the final bite. Green Tea was forgettable.
7/10 for taste. 10/10 for effort. We wondered whether Flower Gelatos would come to Singapore. Then my friend remarked, “Many servers cannot even do a softserve upright, let alone a flower.”
True that, we need that patience too.
i-Creamy Artisan Gelato
Shop 13 Skyview Plaza 531–551 George Street, Sydney
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm